5 Reasons Why Osteoarthritis Is More Common In Women


Reason 1 It is thought that the female  immune system is more robust & more reactive. Hence, women get autoimmune diseases in far greater numbers than men

Reason 2 It appears that hormones affect  RA risks and flares. Estrogen and Progesterone levels frequently change due to menstruation, pregnancy, and even menopause.

Reason 3 Many women with RA who get pregnant experience fewer or no symptoms, only to find that they reappear after the baby is born.

Reason 4 Genetic risk factors could also lead to more prevalence of the disease  in women. Genes specific to the X chromosome are among newly identified genes linked to RA.

Reason 5 Environmental factors like diet and smoking are shown to impact the prevalence of RA